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The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

BNA access[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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Newspapers.com[edit]

Hi Gatoclass, I noticed you have been given access to Newspapers.com. Since you have also shown interest in editing in the Middle East area, would you be able to help with a quick bit of research?

Per the threads at:

...we have been looking for an article in the New York World Telegram from November 29, 1956, which refers to an Egyptian government statement that "all Jews are Zionists and enemies of the state".

Oncenawhile (talk) 00:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

I have checked newspapers.com, fultonhistory.com, nyshistoricnewspapers.org and britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk and none of them include archives for a paper called the "new york world telegram", although newspapers.com and the British archive do have some stories from the paper carried in other papers. But I did not get a hit on any of these sites for the phrase "all Jews are Zionists and enemies of the state" or for a part of said phrase in any of these archives either. Gatoclass (talk) 10:36, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for looking. This source suggests the story was first syndicated by AP, but if that really was the case it seems highly unlikely that it would not have been run by other papers. I might email JVL to see if they can explain their own sourcing. Oncenawhile (talk) 21:47, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]

Newspapers.com query[edit]

Hi Gatoclass,

I've recently taken over as volunteer coordinator for the Wikipedia Library's access to Newspapers.com. You had been waitlisted on January 2 because we had run out of accounts, but we got 100 more accounts in February and you were approved. I sent you an email message on February 28 with a link to a form to fill out to get access, and was just about to send you a reminder, but I have noticed here that you seem to have access already. Since you're not on the list of Approved accounts, and don't seem to have signed up through the Wikipedia Library, I'm wondering if you have already acquired your own account. Do you still need/want an account through the WPL? Thanks! HazelAB (talk) 13:33, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@HazelAB: yes, I purchased an account a few weeks ago as I felt I couldn't wait any longer. But I still want the WPL account as I can use the money saved to purchase additional services instead. I intend to open my WPL account early next week, if that's okay with you. Gatoclass (talk) 13:53, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Sure, thanks for getting back to me. HazelAB (talk) 14:26, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

SS Great Britain[edit]

I've been doing a bit of editing on SS Great Britain and as you have been a major contributor to the article in the past I wondered if you could help. There are a couple of claims I can't find citations for and I was wondering what else might be needed to get it to GA quality. I've started a discussion at Talk:SS Great Britain#Help with finding citations and other work needed for a GA nomination if you had any thoughts.— Rod talk 14:12, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Rodw: Some idiot has removed the original citations, you can find them in this diff. As for suggestions - I do recall I was going to add a substantial amount of additional information to the article and then take it to GA myself, but haven't been very active on Wikipedia for quite some time due to increased off-wiki responsibilities. As I recall, I was especially dissatisfied with the "Recovery and restoration" section which I felt was not informative enough. But to give you a comprehensive response I would have to re-read the entire article and I don't have time for that right now - I will try and have a look tomorrow. Gatoclass (talk) 14:39, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks - that has enabled me to put one reference back. No rush but any other thoughts when you have time will be great.— Rod talk 14:47, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 March 2015[edit]

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The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

Newspapers.com account[edit]

Hi Gatoclass, If you are still interested in getting a Newspapers.com account, please follow the instructions sent via a Wikipedia email on February 28. If you are no longer interested or if you want me to re-send the email, please let me know. Thanks! HazelAB (talk) 19:47, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Your account has been activated and you should have full access now. Re your question about renewing after a year: I don't know if the partnership will be extended but it wouldn't surprise me. The uptake has been good and a lot of content has been added to Wikipedia as a result. All the best, HazelAB (talk) 16:25, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:51, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 May 2015[edit]

Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh[edit]

Hi. Copying DYK as you said you'd be interested in improving the article

Another blogger has been murdered today. I've moved the page to Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh - I was intending to do that a month ago but discussions here on the political angle have pushed me to finally do it. There is repetition in the background section currently. If someone wants to try to fix this up it would be good, there will probably be more news about the guy murdered today over the next 24 hours. -- Aronzak (talk) 08:52, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 May 2015[edit]

Ship article standards[edit]

Thank you for making me aware of what the standards are for ship articles. I'll attempt to comply with them in future. However, I've edited over 50 ship and ship class articles over the last 20 months, and I cannot recall any that were well-referenced that had no cites in the infobox, and particularly none that had machinery listed in the "ship power" section. I can recall several that had a cite for each line of the infobox and few or none elsewhere. I'm sure you're aware that hundreds of ship articles are nowhere near up to these standards. My observations could be due to my focus on bringing numerous stubs up to a useful standard, rather than produce a few Good Articles. I tend to edit articles that have not had a substantive edit made in two or more years. From what you're saying it sounds like most of the infobox needs to be restated in the article, if only to cite useful references.

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Talkback[edit]

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The Signpost: 10 June 2015[edit]

Template:Did you know nominations/Attacks on atheists in Bangladesh[edit]

Gatoclass, will you be getting to the editing in the next day or two? I know you said a "few" days, but while I was okay with that, I thought the work would be underway by the end of the week or weekend. I hope you can begin work very soon; otherwise, it's probably best to let the DYK nomination close. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:52, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

I thought from your response you weren't bothered with how long it took, and I've been busy this week. But if you don't want to wait too much longer, I guess I can get it done either sometime this week or next weekend. Gatoclass (talk) 17:56, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I did say "since the article is going to be worked on this week", but I guess I should have been more direct. I'm glad to see that you've been making substantial edits over the past couple of days; thank you for giving it higher priority. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:22, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
I've nearly finished it now - I'll have it ready by early next week. Gatoclass (talk) 06:45, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 June 2015[edit]

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DYK for Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:35, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Pendentives of Hagia Sophia[edit]

Hey Gatoclass. I am interested in your comment here that the "relevant part of the article needs to be clarified to confirm the hook". Can you point me to the sentences in the article that are badly worded/misleading and need to be changed/clarified? AmateurEditor (talk) 23:24, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Replied on the template page. Gatoclass (talk) 07:57, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]

DYK incomplete[edit]

Hello - I see you are one of the DYK Admins who might be able to help with a DYK question. I got a bot message telling me my nomination for Template:Did you know nominations/Victoria Price' is incomplete, but it has a green check and I don't understand what it is asking me to do further. Could you give me some insight on this?

Same problem as above...i.e. DYK incomplete notice[edit]

Sorry to bother you, but I have same problem as editor above. I submitted DYK nomination for Warner B. Snider, but I got this bot notice that it wasn't completed:

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Warner B. Snider at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 00:56, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

However, the Warner B. Snider nomination shows up on main DYK nomination page on 20 Jun, just like is should. How do I get bot turned off without cancelling or duplicating the existing DYK nomination?--Orygun (talk) 02:32, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Orygun, Rjmail, I don't know why you got that message, so far as I can tell the template pages seem to have formatted correctly. If you are worried about it, I suggest you post a comment to WT:DYK where somebody a little more bot-savvy may be able to identify the problem. Gatoclass (talk) 08:38, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks for that Chris :) Gatoclass (talk) 08:46, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks guys, sounds like it is one of those problems I can ignore. My favorite :) Rjmail (talk) 13:43, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK incomplete[edit]

I also have received such a notice for one that has a green tick. Template:Did you know nominations/Thomas Corbett (Shaker doctor) Looking at others' related emails about this, I get the impression that something went wrong with a bot or its software. I'm drawing the conclusion I shouldn't worry about it as I have done all the steps correctly. Apparently it will iron itself out eventually and this approved nomination will be put into a queue soon. If I am correct, then no other steps are required of me - if I am wrong let me know what it is I am suppose to do. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 09:29, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Lake Tsongmo and Jabali Upanishad[edit]

In Template:Did you know nominations/Lake Tsongmo and Template:Did you know nominations/Jabali Upanishad your observations have been complied. Please let me know if anything more needs to be done so that they can move forward. Thanks.--Nvvchar. 17:14, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Johann Lukas Legrand[edit]

Gatoclass, you had objections to this nomination, and were going to take another look at it some weeks ago. Can you please post a follow-up as soon as possible, so the next steps—whatever they need to be—can be taken? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:33, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you BlueMoonset, I'm afraid that one completely slipped off the radar. I can't look at it now as I will shortly be logging off, but I'll take another look tomorrow. Gatoclass (talk) 17:38, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Tomorrow would be great. Thanks for the quick response! BlueMoonset (talk) 17:44, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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Anna Plochl[edit]

Thank you for your attention to this article. I understand why you would want to change the wording ([1]), but I'm afraid it changes the meaning in ways that may not have been intended. As modified, it reads that he agreed to return multiple times to court her, which is not supported by the sources. What the sources state (if I am reading them correctly, of course) is that he agreed to return a single time to prove his credentials. What I was trying to convey with that awkward wording is that he did keep his promise, but he went above and beyond the promise by returning numerous times (evidently captivated by Plochl). Do you have suggested wording to convey this clearly? Thank you, and all the best, 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 13:52, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

I gave it another tweak. Gatoclass (talk) 13:59, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Perfect, love it. Thanks so much. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 14:26, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem :) Gatoclass (talk) 14:27, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Credit remnant[edit]

Hi, you removed the hook for Ekakshara Upanishad, but forgot to remove the credit. I was just taking care of it when it got moved to Queue 1, so could you please remove that {{DYKmake}}? MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 11:05, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Urk, I'm always a minute too late. I see the bot already processed it. Oh well. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 11:06, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Well at least it reminded me to remove the credit from the creator‍‍ '​‍s talk page, so your efforts didn't entirely go to waste. Apologies for the error, I am still quite rusty at DYK and was in a hurry to get that one promoted on time. Gatoclass (talk) 11:11, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
And I removed the credit from the article's talk page. Thanks for all you do for DYK. It's good to see you back at it. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 11:18, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, it‍‍ '​‍s nice to be back :) Gatoclass (talk) 11:38, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 July 2015[edit]

Prep 2[edit]

Hi, I saw you filled the empty lead slot with another hook. The original hook, a special occasion request for July 14, had been pulled due to copyediting concerns, and we've been hurrying to fix it so it can run on July 14. It's now ready to run. Would you mind restoring it to Prep 2? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 13:56, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Sure Yoninah, go ahead. I would still like to see the difluorophosphate article in an image slot though, because it is eyecatching and different from the kinds of images we usually feature. Gatoclass (talk) 14:01, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry Yoninah, I misread your request, I thought you were going to restore it, I've done it now. Gatoclass (talk) 14:12, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 14:14, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2015[edit]

Your use of rollback[edit]

I believe in the DYK project as I think you do. Currently it seems to have plenty of nominations of hooks for new and expanded articles and newly promoted GAs, but few editors doing the administrative work of building sets in the Prep area and moving the sets into the Queue. You have recently been moving Preps into the Queue and that's great.

I have been trying to help out by preparing hook sets. I do so in good faith, believing that the hooks I add to a Prep area have been properly reviewed and approved and are ready for promotion. You may disagree with my view, or in some way think a particular hook or article needs alteration as was the case in this edit. That's OK, I don't mind my selections being reconsidered and removed from Prep, but I do object to my action being reverted. When you revert my archiving of the nomination, I get a notification, but no explanation for the reason behind your actions. I then have to hunt around to discover why you believed the hook was unsuitable. I believe your action is a misuse of the rollback provisions, and you will see from this page that such misuse, if repeated, is considered serious enough to warrant admins losing their admin privileges! Instead of reverting, the same effect can be obtained by using "undo" rather than "rollback" and then you can supply an edit summary explaining the reason for your action. Your thoughts? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Cwmhiraeth, I am struggling to understand your complaint. Perhaps you don't understand that when a DYK hook is returned for further evaluation, the edit made to close the nomination after promotion has to be undone for technical reasons, because if the edit isn't undone, the nomination page won't reappear at T:TDYK. It's part of the standard procedure for returning hooks. Does that address your concern? Gatoclass (talk) 10:04, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
No, it doesn't. I think the edit should be undone rather than being reverted. When I look at the revision history of the page I see three options for each edit, "(rollback | undo | thank)", and I think it is the middle one you should use and not the first. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:14, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Well as it happens Cwmhiraeth, in the example you provided above, I did use undo rather than rollback. I have sometimes used rollback to revert a closed nomination, but I disagree that this is an "abuse" of the procedure, because the guideline states that rollback is allowable "To revert obvious vandalism and other edits where the reason for reverting is absolutely clear" (my emphasis). I think in the circumstances here, it is absolutely clear that I am reverting the nomination close in order to return the nomination to T:TDYK for further discussion, and that the revert itself is an unavoidable technical step in that process. Also, there is no question of me failing to provide a full explanation for the revert; I invariably do so on the nomination page itself. Gatoclass (talk) 10:47, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, perhaps I am trying to make a distinction where there is none. I am not particularly Wikipedia savvy, but I do not remember getting "revert" notifications in similar circumstances before. Perhaps that is because not all admins moving Prep areas into the Queue are so assiduous at checking the hooks :-) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:07, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Cwmhiraeth. I should add, I think, that I am very appreciative of the small number of users who take the trouble to build updates at DYK, yourself included, and that on the occasions that I do remove hooks from prep, there is no implied criticism of their work. As I know from personal experience, update building can be quite difficult and time-consuming and I don't believe we should additionally burden updaters with the expectation that they check every aspect of a nomination. Beyond a quick eyeball check of the article to ensure no obvious defects, and a check of the hook for such issues as grammar and interest, I think responsibility for the nom should lie primarily with the reviewer and then with the admin promoting the update to the queue. Update builders are vital to the smooth running of DYK, so once again, thank you for your contributions :) Gatoclass (talk) 11:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

dyk[edit]

please let me know if I addressed your concern on this oneHappy monsoon day 18:46, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

thanks, I guess[edit]

I wait almost a month to see my DYK for Neepaulakating Creek get to the mainpage...get the talk page bot notice with my original text...and then sadness. My hook was gutted by whoever put it in the queue...then i learn it was you calling the approved version weak.[2] Sad. My hook is now banal and ignorable, a hollow eviscerated shell of itself. And you unwittingly turned it into a falsehood. :-(. JackTheVicar (talk) 13:29, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

Emily[edit]

disease? Victuallers (talk) 08:50, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
That's what it says in the article :) Gatoclass (talk) 08:54, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
I misremembered that - I thought it was a hurricane Victuallers (talk) 10:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
No problem - I assumed it was a hurricane myself until I looked at the article - it's unexpected and more unusual I think to have a disease with a given name :) Gatoclass (talk) 10:20, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

Template:Did you know nominations/Commemorative Cantata for the Centenary of the Birth of Pushkin[edit]

Hi, would you mind moving this to the Prep 1 image slot (it's a Special Occasion request), and moving the image already there to a later prep? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 16:32, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Gatoclass (talk) 17:46, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 20:18, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

DYK[edit]

hi. updated the lead for that article. sorry this dragged onHappy monsoon day 02:05, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China[edit]

Re "Because organs from live donors are more valuable and have a lower chance of rejection, the organs are likely harvested while victims are still alive, a highly alarming claim for which I found little support in the article."

In my opinion if you were familiar with this topic you would not find live organ harvesting alarming. It didn't take me long to find 2 references for live organ harvesting from FG, which are on the talk page. Please read more about this topic before making more edits. There are plenty of articles, http://organharvestinvestigation.net/ and parts of Ethan Gutmann's 2014 book "The Slaughter" available free online. For a reason unknown to me I am unable to edit the top section of the talk page. Aaabbb11 (talk) 09:00, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Book titles are not sufficient. You will need to provide page numbers Aaabbb11, and links where available, thanks. Gatoclass (talk) 09:36, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Three books have been published about organ harvesting in China. Have you read anything about organ harvesting other than the wikipedia article? Aaabbb11 (talk) 15:08, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK verification[edit]

All good! Sorry that article wound up being less-searchable than I would have expected. But, hey, at least I didn't have to cite any of the Farsi-language sources, right? ;) Seriously, though, DYK curation is a thankless and under-appreciated task here. So, um, thanks! It is appreciated! Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 17:16, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

No problem :) Gatoclass (talk) 17:24, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Hud (film)[edit]

Gatoclass, it's been over three weeks since you commented here, but you haven't taken any further action. Should I find another reviewer, or wait a few more days for you to return to the review? Please let me know here if the former. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:45, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Oops, forgot about that one, thanks for the reminder BlueMoonset, I will get back to that shortly. Gatoclass (talk) 05:35, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Great. Thank you for the quick response, and you're welcome. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:36, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

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DKY nom[edit]

Will let you know within 24 hours if I have time to write a new section. I'm actually just recovering from surgery, otherwise I would have been on top of this earlier and maybe saved everyone some grief. Thanks for your patience.TheBlueCanoe 17:47, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

A proposal is on the talk page for your review. Cheers. TheBlueCanoe 18:50, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

German Queue 4[edit]

Hi, in Queue 4, the first, second, and sixth hooks all have German subjects. Could you make it so no two are right next to each other? MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 08:45, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

I had to throw that update together in a hurry and do all the verifications and promotion myself as no-one else seemed to be around. Unfortunately, I didn't think to check the first hook, which was promoted by someone else, until the last minute - up to then I thought it was a Dutch hook. I've given them a shuffle per your request. Gatoclass (talk) 08:58, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
It's almost like last year, when you were basically the only person handling everything at DYK. (Although thankfully other conditions aren't as they were last year.) Thanks for the shuffle, and thanks again for everything else you do around here. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 09:05, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Actually, things haven't been too bad recently but there's been a shortage of prep builders over the last couple of days. And yes, thank goodness those "other" conditions aren't so bad either ;) Gatoclass (talk) 09:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK Queue 1[edit]

Gatoclass, there's an extra DYKmake in the set, the Example|Editor one, on the end of the line with the Schopper DYKmake; it should be removed. (There's also a hook without a space between the initial asterisk and the ellipsis, but I don't think that will break anything.) Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:25, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. Gatoclass (talk) 15:41, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

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